o The Frog Blog: Birds of St Columba's - Rook

Friday, 19 November 2010

Birds of St Columba's - Rook

The Rook
Rook (Corvus frugilegus) This gregarious species can be seen in large numbers on the games fields in wet weather feeding on worms and leather-jackets just below the surface of the grass. They are however omnivores like most of their tribe eating grain, carrion and human scraps. They are easily identified by their black body and creamy/grey beak. They nest in colonies called rookeries in high trees. They individuals we see here nest in Marlay Park. They are intelligent with one even taking a piece of wire and bending it to fish a grub out of a container.

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